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welcome back. i'm tom ramron hall. >>nd i'm david shuster. ? >> floridaolice have arrested o n andharged them in the slaying of a florida coup known for adopte 12 childn. let's lisn in. >> t indidls center the home. we have verified that three individuals drsed in black and masked entered the billis' home from the east se.
an additional fourth individual remained in the vicle. and again we leased that tape previously to the press. we will now show you a second tape of one of the cara systems at the billings' home that will give you the entry from the north side of the billings' home >> what we're looking at again is a le news cference out of pensacola, florida, where authorities are telling the public what they have uncovered in death of a prominent couple, again known fordopting 12 children wh disabilies. thr home in their fri ighborhood was surrnded by surveillance cameras, both inside and osidef the home,
and that helped polic track down a red van tt was sn. what they're shong is the entrywayf this mily's home. ninef those children wre inde the home when their adted parents were murdered. and right nothere are two people who have beenharge with this murder, and ielieve authoritieare saying they're loing for one other, but bear with us just for a secd while they set up whatev they have going on here in florida. this couple belove by the commity for their outrch and helping so many children. ny people are wondering what will happ to the 12 children that they adoed. family membersave sa they will step in let's listen to what policare saying about t motive here. >> we apologize for that. e any of you live? okay. all right. what you're going to see o this video a metallic vehle pull up at the en of the drew which haseen intified as an
pediti expedition. twdividuals exit this vehicle, again dressed in ninja garb, black garb. come through the wooded area enter the billings' home from the north side. have found throu several interviews that this doo is utility doorhi had been left open and unlocd. on the north side of theome, yes. okay. th tape will not play? >> reporter: s at this point ere was a total four pele gaing entry into the home simultaneously >> again, we will -- i apogize. we'll show y this dvd when it ge ready. the totalber of peopleh we are looking for that are involv in the deaths of the
billings famis six to eight six to eightpeople. today we areinterviewing dividuals, again psons of interest, in okaloosa county. three black males have been identified as being associated with this case. we still he one white individual thais yet toe identifi identified. [ inaudie queson ] >> we believe at it is a male. >> reporter: why okaloosa counsel? >> theindividuals a from okaloosa county >> reporter: do yohave a motive yet? >> whave a tive, aotive of
bbery. >> reporter: do you believe that the dooras unlocked by someo who had accs -- >> we n, wedo nt. ohm sorry, accidentally or by someoneho lives in the home? no, not intentiolly. i think it was just a matteof course becau of this neighborhood and because of our mmity that they felt comfortable enough to leave a door unlock. it's not uncommon in eambia co. >> reporter:ashere an alarm system? >> yes. >> rorter: do we know if ere was a lot of money pt in the builtings' ome? >> that' not been verified. >> reporter: do we know if robbery was th only moi tiff? >> that is a motive, motive. we bieve that therere other motive that is whave yeto confirm. are working on numerous motive as i have stated previously. >> reporter: can you tl us what was taken? >>e cannot, sir. >> reporter: of the eig people yobelieve are involved,doou know the mastermind?
>>e do. i will not identify that individual spically, but h is currently icustody. [ inaudible tion ] >> they are not, and we cannot ve that sort of wning becaus again, have not entified them by na. wee trying to go throughome different surveillance videos of lol mchants in escambia county. again, during this investigation we have identifd the mastermindf this operatio the individuals that are associated with him during the days leading up t the crime, and so in canvassing our commitand the srounding communits, the othercounties next to us, becausee knew that they had purchased se of the clothing used in theommission ofs crime, th our
investigators bega canvassing the area, walmart, k sma-martk-, target, the rts of stores. wee asking for and going throh their security apes. information has been developed that we've identified the ree black males having association th some indivuals that we have specificallyied tohis crime. >> reporr: what about the vehicle? did youet a descrtion of the vehicle? >> it is an escalad with metallic flake paint. we have a conflicting description on t calate. we he a report that it's a metal flake blue and a metal flake gold. weave yet to verify whicof those is accure. [ inaudible questi ] >> we will not identif that suspect at this time. >> reporter: are all these people local? >> some are not some are not local meaningnot from re. >> rorter: do these people enter the home with the intent to kill
custody. >> reporter: so one ofhe three folks already -- >> that individuals in custody. >> repter: sheriff, you said youuys had identified the three black mal, do you know who they are? >> we have photos that we'r currently woing off of. wee developing their names and locaonat this time. i will tell you that we are very peful that at leastne more arrest and possibly two ll occur today. >> reporter: what about additionalharges agast the three that u already have? >> the investigation is ongoing. ore information develops,
and again th dermination will be made by the state attorney'sffice. >> reporter: a the escalade, do you have a mel number on that n aodel but a year? >> we do not. we do not. that, of course, is informati we had rease immediately if w had that inrmion. >> rorter: when we look at the surveillance video, how ma people will we see entering the ho? i think you willind this, ladies andentlem, particularly chiing and here is y. have a team that enters the front of the home at the billings household, and we ve a team that eers the back of the home. excuse me while i move away from theicrophone for just a moment. what y will see up close exination, you see the e individualt entered. you will see another one come out of the woode area here. onlose examination othis tape, you will see just the very front d of that vehicle pull up, and that's the second individual. this camera system has
three-second time delay, and for e of us in this business know that three secon is a very long time, and so that's why they appear to jump but two individuals dressed in ninja garb enter the north side of the billings home in additn to the three th entered the frt. >> t, sheriff, even with a three-co delay and looking at some ofhe video you have already releed, it wasvery quick. >> yes. >> so do you really think it was planne and mehocal? >> becse of the time lapse on this and the time count and the time, it had to be. it was less than ten nutes fromhe time this vehicle entered the property until the vehicle was leaving the total time that elapsed in the hous with l the individuals that entered the billings he was just a little over four min. >> reporter: does at mean that the people knew thebillings, had knledge of the property and the way things were? ould be awful quk if it was st went in and went out and never been there befor >> it leads me to believe that this was a veryll-planned and methodaloperation, and as i
ve stated previously, the ra pidity of this crime indicates that, that there was pnning that went into thioperation. >> repter: sheriff, do you believe at this point that tre is any relaonship at all between e vicms and betwe any of the people that you ha identified? >> we are continuing to develop that information. i do not have anything specific to that question.time relaed >> reporter: sheri, were you able to get any iormation from ldiron or gonzalez jr.? did they tell you anything further? >> we a developininformation from iividualsurrently in custy and those that are persof interest and fro outside witnesses, so we're getting information. e answ to your queion is yes, from individual thats we currently have in sty. >> reporter: sheriff, do u think it is related to mr. billings busess arrangements or dealings? >> we are current not focusing on that aspect of ts crime at
this te. if it leads us tthat, o course, ill take a lk at that a refer it to the appropriate agency if it's not my ancy to look at tht, b we have no specific nor direct evidence that would leads at thisime to believe tt. >> mr. gonzalez jr did he have a previs name o alias he was going by? >> he. he was known as po, p-o-f-f. >> reporter: do you expect th's a gang name? >> no, there's a family in golf bree named pof >> reporter: cou tell us ho the family poed on the dar? in other wor, w them? >> thehy question any crime that occurs is one at you alys rangle with. and it could hve been -- this is pure eculation. could have been a whole host of things. the family was well to do. know mr. billings was an entrepreneur. . billings opeed his home and his rtune to the munity. s wife was well-known as a
humanirian ttake in the children, ecial needs children she had been takingn for yes. it was nsecret that the family was volved with the community and -- >> this is a live press conference out of pensacola, flora, where the police chief is pdating theews media on the case of this family mrdered in their he wi at least eight of their adopted children there. they'reshowing surveillance video of the suspes they're loing for. they're loing for between six and eight people inhe deaths of melanie billingsnd byrd billings. again, they are known in eir counity an affluentamily that reach out and adopted at least 12 cldn over the years. those children now being cared for by famil members. but the search is on r between six and eight individuals involved in this ambush robry. authorities believe least robbery was one of the moti that is they're looking at here. we'll keep you u to date on what pice are saying out of nsacola, flora, as th manhunt for six to eight people in theeaths of this couple continues.
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vice president cney reported kept hidd from congress for the past eight years. the nowefunct program was allegedly an attempt to capture or kill al qae's leaders. e law requires congressional intelligence committees be kept fully informed of covert operations. and key democts are now questioning whethe cheney bro e law. white hous press sectary robert gibbs addressed the issue at today's white use press iefing >> th president believ that congss should alway be briefed fully and a timely mannern accordance wi the law. >> b gibbs refused to answer whether the president himself had been briefed on the covert program in question. >> and in toda's bigg picture,hese new rvelations abou hidden cia acvities are ineasing the pressure some say on the obama administrion to investigate bush e policies. atrney general eric holder now
considering a crinal investigation into whether cia interrogators torted terrorism spects while president bush was in office. with me is theational intelligen reporter for "the washington post." thanks for joining us. >> thank you. >> so we just heard from mr. s and the big headline at least t there is that the obama administtion is no closer to investigation. where do we really stand here? >> well, it getsore and more interestin now we're gettingome ushback fr republicans and others about this secre program that everybody is talking about, and there is -- you know, as we're getting these detls we hear about tempts toet bin laden and his seni operatives and the folks in e intelligence community are sing, wait everybody we had authorization to dthis. we were trying dferent ways to get bin laden and didn't succeed, so the progm never rose to a level where whad to tell ady. if we actllhad him in our sights, were going t move on him, the yeah, with he he to notify congress, but we nev really got that clos so there ying, you know, it was a letimate program. we did what we re supposed to do, and what' all the fuss about?
>> joby, i think for some peoplet me just say oneuss at leaste've heard in this hour of the show with myself and david is people are struck by the fact thatleon panetta did not learn about this program until june 23rd. he'd already ben on the job many weeks, ended it june24th the cia dector didn't kno so that's one fussout this. >> yes. it is strikg, and i think panetta has en saying he wants better relatns with th congreional committeand so soon as he learned about this when he gets his inial briefing, heoes straight the hill and says her is something we didn't tell you about beforeand felt there was an obgation to tell congress so this becomes the controversy, was the cia obliged to tell congress ear, whats as it not? it still nds to be sorted out. >> here is one of the thin that's also cfusing. ift was ch a great program th the cia was doing, then why didn't panetta stick th it? obviously, tre must have been some reason why he felt likhe neededo stop it immediately and why the cia felt they neede to keep it fr congress, rght?
>>yeah. there's me veryig missing details. we've goa little bit morefrom republicans leastn what that he cexchange was like betw panetta and the commiees. theye asking panettwas this prm illelnd he's tling them, no, it wasn't. just something we should have told you about and we dn't, and so publicans' rejoinder is why are you stopping this ogram if it was legal and it's doing the right thing? i think it all lies in theery murky area of exactly how th thing waeing carried t, if there were lines bein crossed, ybe international sovereignty issues being addressed here we just don't know about. there's some vy interesting conflicts in ts story we're getting ow. >> well, joby, where does eric holder -- i mean, we were heing that he could be moving closer to an investigation. we've heard the president y that the justice department should actyou kn, alon it should no be a tool used by the president. are ey very far apart, the
obamadministration and i s that obviously as thesident beinghe lea and what we're seeing from the attorney general? >>es, i think they honestly haveot decided this. there's increasingly prsure on the obama administration do something at least half a loaf to me an eort to get to the bottom. they're tting some pushback omhe hill. even some of the snior democrats on the committees are saying, let's not rush into something at may lead to criminal prosecuti against of the bush folks. let's take it one step at a time and do a senate investigation first. i dot think they really know what they're going too yet. >> amazing. ank you, joby. >> thank you. >> interesting, they don't know what they want too right now and there's a lot of essure from both sidesn this. >> tamron, anotheinresting pa about it is traditionally the attorney neral really can't -- i mean, the prsure from the present shouldn't fluence him. he's supposed to jus make a decision as towhether or not a law was broken. you're rht, it des add to the pressure that's already there in terms of if the attorney general is already looking at a psible
investigation intotorture, som of these me issue was sovereigntynd crossi the line and not informing congre meld into that and it almost -- >> they overlap. that's something mike viqueira and i talked about briefly yesterday. ey overlap. it's intereing. >> solutely. > well, we wi, of course, keep a clo watch. here is an interesting one for u, tamron. uth carolina governor mark sanford reportedly hasis wife thank for being ab to keep his b. according tohe state newspaper, the week after governor sanford anunced his affair with an argennean woman, jenny sanford spoke to a handful of inflntial lawmakers to save his job. among those s spoke to was south carolina senator lindsey gram. interesting. the fbi s set up a mobile command truck at aurban chicagocemetery in hos of trying to identify100,000 gres. four formerorkers at the cemetery accused of diggi up bodies to resell burialplots. investigators believe at least
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make law.w. it is to applply thlala and it iss cleaear, i believe,t my rereco in two courts reecec mymy rigorououommitment to inrpreting the c cststition according to its termsms interpretingngtatatus accordrdg to their terms and congress' intent, and h heng faithfullyoo precedents establisheded by ee supreme e cot t anby myircuit court.t. >> joining us tooace-off a democrcratictrtregist alease sa menendez and rubublin strategist matt. i i nt to ay for you, here senators grassley a and schumern how jududgeototomor should be jued. watch. > psisint obama'smpmpat stanrdrd appeaears to eououge dgdgeso make usus ofhehe persrson liliti, feelilis,s, a preferences. is is c ctrary to wtt most of us underststan to be the role o the judiciary. presidident amam clearly bieieve
thth y you measure e up toisis pathy standard. that worries m me. what about?? why i in'n't grassley cocoecectt pathy really shouldn't'te e pa of the ll? > cee on. we've been doing thhis f f a log timeme the definition o empathye e were uing washat smemeon who undederstas s w these decisions affects s opople lives.s. she herself, j jud sotomayor, said, i understand t tt t th decisions iakeffffecthe liveves of real peopople. that doesn't nececesririlyean that s s's's using empathy to me he cicions, and i think that a a important distinction that has gotten cocoususedn a t of this ddcucussn. >> mat it was also an imrtrtan distinctionon that senator schumeme talalked ouou when he tatalk aboutow she puts asideher personal experience. wawah. >> i w wou a asky collllgugueso do this,, examine sapling, a random s saliling of her cases a variety of areas. in case tete case sheroroll up her sleeves, lararns the facts, applieies e e lato the facts, d comes to a decision
irspspecve of hernninations other personalalexperience. >> isn't thahathh a jge is suppppeded to do? t tha is what a a judgege is suppppos t to do. i'm nonosusure it's whatathe's nene, d i don't think it'ss whwhathehe's said. i think you have t to t ta into nsideration the t thing that she said inn spspeech.. she said ght times over ththe course off h h c caree thathhis sese latina mmme, thatathehe believeses awiseatatin woman with t the richnesss of her exexpeence woululd ceeo better c cclusion thanomeone that hasn't lived thahat life. e said that eight t tim. todashsh talkeked about thehe fililityf law and t tining to be a f fa rist. it's c conadadicd by the t this she s said t t pasast. i think that's a signififican issue to bringng up. the other thing i inin too nsnsid is ten of her other cases shshs s rud onave been keken by the supreme ccou. sen of them have been rersrsed she has a a 70%eeveal ratt one case w was vavacadnd o o case was strongly criticized for nott taking previous rulings ino coconseration. so i i tnknk --
>> but they weren't criticizing specifically her. ey were criticizing t thpapane of judges s atat wrote those opinioions >> that's correct. >> tt't'true, but s's's part of the panel. i inina %% reversal r re by the e suememe urt gives you pause and it gives y i i think a reason to questiononerer jicial decisions. >tt, matt,y questioiototo you, the same e to aotot of reblican senators we sawaw today, w when y y have s soonono has thhsasand ofdecisions,hy this emphahas on setetng she said eight times?s? we're e dgdginher abililit a as judge. whwhnot look at h her reord, he bstantive record ratheher anan this comomntnt tt can be ininrprpred? >> well, sure.. look a atheicicci case. it a aerfect explple. the threeee-jud panelhe was rt of ruled on the side e ofew hahave the city ofewew havven, agagait t the 1 17 firefighters that believeve that t tir prpromional exam -- theesults ofhe promotional exam had been ununirly thrown out. >> matt, t tt't's not perfrfec examplpl a andou know that. at's actually anexample of
hohoshe has notot been an activt dgdge. it's a case inin wicicshe upld ththeegal precedent, which h nt on tohe supreme couourt wchch it's i intesesti to note t th jujustic souter wasctually in the d dsenting opinion saying ththis is a supreme courtrt chag the law. so in many wa r riii is o o of the worstxaxamps we coulul use ofof h how she's an activist j ich she is not. >> well,l, alicea, it's's just of s sveven that's been erturne. i think it shows thahat the current supreme cocourt does no ndndamtally view herululin in a stctct cstructionist way and that's whyhehe's been such a reversal. i thinknk these are significant estions to ask. the realal fireworks wilill stan e next two dday they wilill be significant ququtions about her didici phososop, about the second amendment. shshe d one rulingthat was overturned where s she d not ply the supreme courtt ling on the d.c. gun ban to a stata w in new york. so there a are siififant
jucial questions. i think this fighghtasas momore doitituture sueme court nomination fights thanan it doo with wheheerer ts judge gss nfirmed or t,t, but i think these are e poportt fights for th futureff tcouny.y. >> matt, youou me e areat point. opop say this is really ababou the future. senatoresessis gave her a a "a" fowhat she said today. ththhat said, if this is about the future, mht the publicans and conservatives hu themseseeses me if t ty really a areoooo aressive with her knowing the record and again, as seseioionsay hveve voeded se of the sameme concerns yoyohad, but ge her an "a" already. >>ouou'rright, mrmrn. noepublican office hol has,s, i think, crorossed the liineiti sosomamayofrom t the moment she was nominated. u u d some -- a dio talk show host and aormer eaeake of t use, newt gggrgric who made somome coenen that were across the line,,ut outsiside o that office h hoers haven'tsed nguage that's been deanang. ey made the issssues be aboutut policy. ththin look, she has a sterling aadadem record. she's been audud for 1818 yeyes.
everyone loves rr personal ststy. it d difcult to see her not being cconrmed, but idodohink atathe real fight isin thehe tutu. we may haveewo mo opopengsgs i president obama's firstteterm thth justice stevensnd juststice ginsberg. the realaligight is theype of stice t thas been nonomnanaated ththe pepe ofususce president bubushill nominate in the future? >> matttt and alicea, thank yous much. > you have hit on twice this teternn a key point popotically in all of ththis it a political mimineeld. gigivethat everybody seems to agree she will likelel get coconfmemed,o you have toto wonr erere ll republicans go anan ghghtheymamake themselves popolicacall vulnerable based o how ththeyanandl r? that's a great poiointoo keep i mind. >>e'e' be all over , davi and presididenobobam hits the road tomorrow totopitch his economic plan, b but that's n
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>> yes -- no, you're not losers. congratulation 11-0, u spanked them. >> we sure did. we sure did. president obama is heading to a state that according some reports could see 20% unemployment, and at ithe state of michigan. >> the president isng to reinforchis economic plans in michigan which was a battleground ste that the president won in the last election, but now unemploymen over 14%. e president is tryingo regain ground domestically after spendi time overseas. let's bring i mark murray, deputy polical director for nbc news with our next read on politics. mark, we were talking a lot about ohio last wek and how the president's pollingumbers were t great in that y state. now he's on another toughfront. no doubt about it. michigan was the presidential battlegrou state last year, but it was one that president obama won decively by a 57%to 41% split with john mccain. it was one of the blue states that we all tught was going to give obama a lot of trouble. and so it's no surprise he's now going back there. there have been so many job